So that project is not quite finished, but it’s far enough along that I’ll share!
Behold, my own personal workspace.
It should have been finished up, but my buddy sliced his hand open finishing up the ropes. I was busy at BG East filming matches that day, and the next day I had a 11 wrestlers over to break in the new ring. I still need to paint it, finish taping up the ropes, swap out the turnbuckles for slightly smaller ones, and throw the canvas down to cover the mat. I’m also going to add some backdrops to cover up all the junk in the background, and use some soft boxes for lighting.
I filmed 20 matches on Friday in the new ring. On Saturday I shot up to cage-a-mania (Cameron’s taping) and did a couple more there.
The downside of being so busy this past weekend is my diet went to hell. Falling off the wagon would be an understatement. After eating so well and relatively clean for the past couple months, I can actually feel the difference in my food choices. I feel sluggish, bloated, and gross. I’m about to head to the gym and work off some of the junk. I’m going to wrestle on another pro show this Friday night, and I was hoping I’d look a lot better in spandex.
I’m going to be back in Florida at the end of May and early June. Both trips have been added to the calendar, which I’m going to be updating more frequently.
The NFL draft is this weekend, and I’m anxious to see what the Patriots are going to do. I know the typical joke is “NE trades the 32nd pick”, but with the new rookie wage scale and the 5th year option for all 1st round picks, the Patriots have actually traded UP in the first round (Hightower, Chandler Jones) to grab players. I’m thinking Shane Ray could be a player to keep an eye on. Talent wise he’s a top 10 pick, but some off the field issues and turf toe are supposed to make him fall in the draft. Last year NE used their first round pick on a DT with no ACL’s, so injury history shouldn’t be a major concern. The off the field stuff might be too much, especially coming off the whole Hernandez thing. The Patriots do love their value picks, and getting a top 10 talent with the 32nd pick might be too tempting to pass up. It’s not exactly the biggest area of need on this team, but I wouldn’t complain. They were able to win the Super Bowl without much contribution from their #1 pick last year, so as long as they can nail the next couple rounds, I’d take the risk.
Does anybody have an iWatch, and if so, how do you like it so far? I’ve tried it on, read about it, and still can’t decide if I think it’s a neat gimmick, or totally obnoxious. Having your passbook at your full disposal is kind of neat (apple pay, boarding passes, etc), having maps on your wrist if you’re walking around a new city is something that appeals to me as well. I will never use it as a phone, the idea of speaking into your wrist while in public is horrifying to me (I have bluetooth in my car, or else I’d say that would be a practical use for it) . I can’t imagine reading and responding to emails/texts is very pleasant either, and having it constantly buzz on your wrist seems like it could get old real fast. The fitness uses for it are interesting, but aren’t enough to sway me either way. This definitely isn’t something I need, I’m just trying to figure out if it’s something that would be neat to have and possibly make parts of my day easier.